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Big Win for Agricultural Property Rights

Published: June 24th, 2021

By: Dennis G. Corrick John L. Wharton

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ruled that a nearly 50-year-old California regulation which requires agricultural businesses to allow union organizers to enter on their property for a minimum number of hours and days each year, is an unconstitutional taking without compensation. In this case, a California nursery and a shipping company challenged the regulation as […]

Supreme Court Rules Ban on Scandalous Trademark Registrations Violates Free Speech

Published: August 27th, 2019

By: David P. Hathaway

There is little question that controversial product branding can set a company apart from the competition. It creates a buzz and causes people to take notice. Whether that buzz is sustainable over time is another question altogether, but the fact remains that the marketplace is constantly searching for the perfect mixture of branding that both […]

Wayfair: Formulating A Florida Response

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: April 23rd, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead state and local tax attorney, Robert S. Goldman, recently served as lead researcher and author of a comprehensive Florida TaxWatch report on a significant issue facing Florida’s legislature in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 21, 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. , 138 S. Ct. 2080 (2018). Read […]

Florida Supreme Court Limits Exclusion of Expert Witnesses

Published: November 30th, 2018

By: Michael J. Furbush

A recent Florida Supreme Court decision regarding the admissibility of expert witness testimony is expected to benefit plaintiffs and put more disputed science in front of juries. Florida’s high court has rebuked the Legislature’s attempt to level the playing field by subjecting expert witnesses to additional scrutiny before their testimony can be presented to juries. […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Same Sex Marriage

Published: June 26th, 2015

By: Brad Gould

This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion on same-sex marriage (read the full opinion here). In Obergefell v. Hodges, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States Supreme Court held that under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: (1) states are required […]

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Same Sex Marriage

Published: January 16th, 2015

By: Brad Gould

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court decided to hear four cases from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky) concerning state prohibitions on same-sex marriage.  In each of these cases, a federal district court found all or part of a state’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional.  However, the Sixth […]

Brad Gould and Dana Apfelbaum’s byline on Same-Sex Marriage in Florida in Law360

Published: November 10th, 2014

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum Brad Gould

Brad Gould and Dana Apfelbaum’s byline titled, The State of Same-Sex Marriage in Florida, was recently published in Law360, a national publication. Brad Gould is a shareholder and Dana Apfelbaum is an associate in Dean Mead’s Fort Pierce, Florida, office.   This article is posted with permission from Law360.

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Same Sex Marriage Cases

Published: October 6th, 2014

By: Brad Gould

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear seven cases concerning same sex marriage. The cases (three from Virginia, one from each of Wisconsin, Utah, Indiana, and Oklahoma) stemmed from Federal District Court decisions in which state bans on same sex marriage (either by state constitution or statute) were found to violate the […]